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Ren'Py is a free and cross-platform visual novel engine that helps you use words, pictures, and sounds to tell stories with the computer. Its easy and efficient script language makes it possible for non-programmers to make visual novels, while its Python support allows for complex simulation games. It's created by PyTom around August 24, 2004.

- Free to use and Free for commercial games.
- Ren'Py supports nearly all features that a visual novel might reasonably be expected to have, including branching stories, saving and loading of games, rollback to previous points in the story, a variety of scene transitions and so on.
- Cross Platforming: Allows games to be played on Linux, Mac and Windows.
- Ren'Py uses a simple text-based script language to write games in. It uses Python.
- Allows easy customization such as present things in NVL-mode, which shows more than one block of text on the screen at once. Change Themes and Layouts to change the look and feel of the various menus.
- Easier to distribute in different languages.
- Audio: OGG, WAV (uncompressed PCM only), Mp3, Mp2.
- Movie Formats: Theora, Mpeg4, Mpeg2, mpeg1

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I love this Engine.
The programing language is not really hard to learn.
Sunflower Games
The most beautiful user on RMN!

If you have only used RPG Maker and you want to go outside your comfort zone with a different engine = use Ren'Py.
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